Do You Believe That You Can?

Written by Deborah Brown

Or, allrepparttar reasons why you cannot? Do you want to think differently, but are unsure how? Would you like to look at your life and say yes instead of no?

The path to believing that you can starts with your thoughts, and your thoughts can be shifted. Your life can go exactly as you desire. You just have to believe it first.

So, How Do You Believe That You Can? Follow These Easy Steps:

1. Acknowledge That You Think You Cannot.

You might as well admit it. Denial will only make it worse. Once you accept both sides of your thoughts (the good andrepparttar 124093 bad), then you do not have to hide anymore.

2. Realize That You Cannot Because You Have Been Saying You Cannot.

Your words have more power than you realize, and they do influence your actions. If you are unable to find a new job, a new relationship, or a new place to live, it may be what you are saying to yourself. Tell yourself that you can. (What do you have to lose?) Try it, and see what happens.

3. Accept That Reaching Your Dream May Not Be The Answer.

What if you reach your dream only to find out that it is still not "it?" What will you do next? At least with a dream, it is something that will happen some day inrepparttar 124094 future. You cannot fail at a dream that has not happened yet. Instead of worrying that it will not work out, how about going for it? You can always tweak it when you get there. At least you will be closer to what makes you happy. Isn't this worthrepparttar 124095 risk?

The Castaway

Written by Dave Cole

Inrepparttar recent movie, "The Castaway," Tom Hanks playedrepparttar 124092 role of a FedEx delivery man. His job was to fly all overrepparttar 124093 world making sure thatrepparttar 124094 packages were delivered on time.

One fateful trip found his cargo plane flying through a nasty storm somewhere inrepparttar 124095 middle ofrepparttar 124096 South Pacific Ocean. The plane crashed near a tiny, deserted island. The only survivor was Hanks.

Upon awakeningrepparttar 124097 next day, Hanks found himself all alone. Alone with nothing exceptrepparttar 124098 clothes on his back.

So picture this: no matches, no tools, no food, no shelter, no communications, only 1 small flashlight along with a few packages containing some useless items that had washed up on shore.

He learned to survive a meager existence sleeping in a small dark cave. His food came from coconuts andrepparttar 124099 few fish he managed to catch.

Tom Hanks was captured and held prisoner on an island with seemingly no hope of ever escaping. Every dayrepparttar 124100 island dictated to him how he was to live.

He was trapped on that island because he saw no way of escape.

His fears of losing what small sense of securityrepparttar 124101 island provided, as despicable as it was, prevented him from trying to escape to a better life. A life he knew existed, but now only dreamed about.

Looking out overrepparttar 124102 vast expanse ofrepparttar 124103 ocean, he constantly thought about that better life. But those thoughts soon returned to seeingrepparttar 124104 opposition and competition that prevented him from returning to what was rightfully his.

4 long years later, Tom Hanks made a decision.

He had grown sick and tired of having a nothing life.

It was either die a nobody, going no place, on a nowhere island, continuing to live a struggling and pitiful hand to mouth existence, or......die trying to escape to a real life.

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